Hero’s Welcome Planned For Nik Wallenda…The Man Who Walked Into History


Sarasota, Florida; October 15, 2012 — Nik Wallenda, illustrious high-wire artist and Sarasota’s hometown superstar, will be given a hero’s welcome when he steps-off a JetBlue flight at the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport on Friday morning, October 19th at 10:45 AM. The public is invited to the airport to welcome Wallenda as he returns to Sarasota for the first time since his amazing walk on a silver strand suspended above the precipice of Niagara Falls earlier this summer. The airport celebration will include a Welcome by Sarasota Mayor Suzanne Atwell, a Proclamation from Sarasota County Commission Chair Christine Robinson and Sailor Circus youth cheering their idol on! Pedro Reis, co-founder and CEO of Circus Sarasota, will also be at the airport to welcome his friend, and reveal that Wallenda will be starring in the 2013 edition of Circus Sarasota.

The welcome reception will take place in the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport Lower Level adjacent to the waterfall between the departure/ticketing area and baggage claim. Free parking courtesy of the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport has been arranged for those attending the event to celebrate the hometown hero’s arrival to Sarasota!

“Over the weeks leading up to his walk above The Falls, Nik Wallenda shared the spotlight with his hometown; and the world took note,” comments Pedro Reis. Following the Niagara Falls feat, Nik and his family have been on-the-road throughout the summer performing in such venues as the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City. Reis concludes, “When we welcome him home to Sarasota, we are letting Nik know how proud he has made us, and how proud we are of him! I hope that we will have a huge and enthusiastic crowd to meet Nik at the airport this Friday morning.”